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Shot Lists for January

This December is full of beautiful snowscapes across the nation. We wish you a healthy, happy 2023.


1. Images of Snow Festival

“The train came out of the long tunnel into the snow country. The earth lay white under the night sky.” The first line of Yasunari Kawabata(川端康成)’s impressive novel, ‘Snow Country’, gives us the synesthesia of the beauty of winter. One of the greatest ways to feel that would be the snow festival. Capture the beauty of winter and the snow festival, which is starting to re-rise after beating the pandemic of coronavirus.

Requested Images: Images of the beautiful snowscape. Images of winter leisure including Snow Sled · Ice Sled · Cross Country Ski · Hiking. Images of lighting props(Media Facade · Luminarie(Illumination)). People enjoying Ice Sculpture · Snowshoes · Bamboo Skis at the snow festival.


2. Images of modern Valentine’s Day

Images of Valentine’s Day, symbolized with red roses and chocolate, are as tedious as familiar it is. Consider the MZ generation's unique personality and compose a bit fresher image of Valentine’s Day. Using pastel colors with low saturation and high value for props or costumes could be a solution.

Requested Images: Images of lovers. People dating at trendy spaces like Photo Booths · Cultural Spaces. Silver-colored jewelry props with a minimalistic design.


3. Images of the Young Family

In 2022, South Korea’s TFR(Total Fertility Rate) reached 0.81, again recording the world's lowest. To improve this situation, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has announced a plan, which starts in 2023, providing ‘parents’ wages’ to households with children aged from 0 to 1 on the monthly basis to improve the child-raising environment. Considering the situation of South Korean society having to deal with the aging population and low fertility rate, it is easy to predict policies that help creating ‘young families’ will be developed continuously. Create stock images that capture South Korea’s social phenomenon.

Requested Images: Images of population aging · low fertility rate. Images of policies that support child-raising households. Images of young parents or caregivers spending time with children in various places.


4. Images of CBAM(Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) and Steel Trade

December 12th, the EU(European Union) has agreed to introduce CBAM(Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism), which imposes Carbon Border Tax on imported goods. This news gives us food for thought on the efforts of people all around the world to reduce carbon emissions to protect the Earth. However, since steel is applied to CBAM, which is one of South Korea’s main export items to the EU, we cannot help but think of the grim prospect for the South Korean steel industry as well. Think of the multiple aspects of important global issues and respond to them by planning your own stock images.

Requested Images: Images of carbon emission · reduce. Images of people asking to act on the climate crisis. Images of the items that are applied to CBAM. Images expressing the trade between South Korea and the EU. Images of South Korea’s steel industry.


5. Images of Drones with Multi-purpose

The effort to cultivate the drone industry is ongoing in many different fields. For instance, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport selected and is supporting 9 local governments including Incheon Metropolitan City, and 14 drone enterprises to develop drones that match the local characteristics. Also, Yeongwol-gun has announced to establish a tentatively named ‘multi-purpose drone center’ by spending seven billion KRW until 2024. Construct stock images depicting the future that evolves along with the advances in scientific technology.

Requested Images: Images of various types of drones. People controlling the drone with mobile phones or tablets. People giving/receiving the lecture about drones. Drones with multiple purposes such as operating in logistics centers or helping people in car accidents.



If your images contain a recognizable face, a model release must be submitted together with the images. In addition, if your images contain a place, an object, pets, or other properties that require consent from ownership, copyright holders, or property rights holders to use them, a property release must be submitted with the images. Not submitting such releases may result in content rejection by the editor.

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